Pastoral Care

The mission of the Office of Pastoral Care is threefold: Bringing Christ’s compassion to people in emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual need; Advocating for people who have been wounded by the Church by helping to restore hope, faith, and love; Connecting people to the Church and their faith communities.

The Office of Pastoral Care assists and supports victims of priest abuse and also assists pastors and their parishioners navigate difficult and challenging life situations providing pastoral support, mediation, conflict resolution and referrals to appropriate community resources.

Victim Assistance

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If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual misconduct or abuse by a member of the clergy or anyone ministering on behalf of the Church, we are here to help and listen. As part of our ongoing care for victims of sexual misconduct and abuse, we offer pastoral support and counseling.

We pledge to listen, support, investigate, and follow our policies and procedures outlined by the bishop. Please contact civil authorities and the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator.

Mary Glowaski 
Victim’s Assistance Coordinator
Phone: (260) 399-1458 
[email protected]

Joe Garcia
Ministry Specialist for Victims Assistance and Safe Environment
Phone: (260) 399-1404
[email protected]

Rev. Mark Gurtner 
Vicar General
Phone: (260) 422-4611
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Attn: Rev. Mark Gurtner
P.O. Box 390 Fort Wayne, Indiana 46801

USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
Reporting Abuse

Diocesan Review Board

The Diocesan Review Board exists as a consultative body offering assistance to the bishop as described in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People regarding safe environment and victim’s assistance.

The Black Catholic Advisory Board Vision is to help guide the diocese to seek and propose ways to effectively meet pastoral, social, and cultural issues relating to Catholics of African descent; and to strive for the evangelization of our faith communities, the unchurched, and the broader Church in order to promote unity, pride and understanding in the Church and Community. To learn more and get involved, visit


St. Augustine Men’s Group

We help men discover and embrace real freedom from the grip of sexual sin by healing and rebuilding their lives through faith, brotherhood, and honesty. You will feel welcomed and supported from the start. By attending our gatherings, men have experienced new life in Christ, a new sense of hope and conviction, stronger marriages, and better relationships with family and friends. And you will too!

Contact Us

Assistant to the Bishop in Pastoral Care
Mary Glowaski
[email protected]
(260) 399-1458 ext 3381

Administrative Assistant for Pastoral Care
Jodi Marlin
[email protected]